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—  I'M A NASTY CRITIC OF BAD FOOD — 

THIS EXPLAINS WHY MY TRIFECTA OF BAD GUYS INCLUDES THE

FOOD INDUSTRY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM ALONG WITH

FAKE POLITICIANS AND THEOLOGIANS


CORPORATIONS — SERVERS— RESTAURANTEURS — OWNERS — TRUTH  —    

For the naive underlings that believe in the lies or in the TV commercials junk you might eat, you might consider reading and learning something on this site for your protection. 

Whats here is about what’s really what  you put in yourself and others.   In fast food,  it’s worse than you think… If it means nothing to you, please leave.  You are wasting my space.   In fast food the only enrichment is the pockets of the bean counters.

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases are recurrent events, which regularly cost human lives. In modern view, food safety goes beyond food safety management systems; and this means that food safety culture, with its internal and external environment, must also be considered and taken into account.  
Not all bad originates in the restaurant facility, quite a bit of information comes literally right from the horses mouth — I might have quoted the wrong end of the horse, I apologize.       ( Feces from animals and humans can be the cause) 


TIPS TO SURVIVE — CORPORATE GUANO —  PRE-COOKED FOOD — 
Corporate bosses making millions —  combined with bean counters fueling it who are more concerned with portion control, profit, wastage and profit,  and not quality nor safety oriented are not your friends.   

Managers are concerned about hitting bonuses, workers are concerned about being laid off or starving on minimum wage and really some are of a mindset of not being in public view so things don’t matter. 

Other holiday and summer entertaining food safety tips include washing hands with soap and water before preparing and cooking food, and after handling shell eggs, seafood, raw meat and poultry, burgers and sausages.

Tools, utensils and chopping boards should be cleaned and dried thoroughly before starting to prepare food and cleaned with hot soapy water after use.  Use separate chopping boards such as red for raw meat and poultry and green for vegetables.

Plan ahead and don’t buy more food than you need or store safely, so the refrigerator and freezer are not overstocked. Try to avoid raw or minimally cooked egg dishes, such as raw egg mayonnaise or aioli, eggnog or desserts like tiramisu, which can pose a higher risk of food poisoning.


BIDEN TAKES A STAND ON FOOD INFLATION AND GREED —  
President Joe Biden announced plans this week for new rules and $1 billion in funding for independent meat processors and ranchers in an effort to combat what he calls a lack of "meaningful competition" in the meat sector. 

The four major meat companies in the U.S.—Cargill, Tyson Foods, JBS, , and National Beef Packing—control 55% to 85% of the hog, cattle, and chicken markets. 

The White House accused these companies  of contributing to inflation by raising prices while generating record profits. Grains are another very profitable story. "Capitalism without competition isn't capitalism. It's exploitation," Biden said on Monday. "That's what we're seeing in meat and poultry industries now.”

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) will spend $1 billion from the American Rescue Plan to help independent meat processors by financing grants, guaranteeing loans, and funding worker training, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  The federal government will also propose rules to clarify the meaning of "Product of USA" meat labels, which companies fudge by raising their cattle abroad and slaughtering them in the US.

The net incomes of the four largest meat processors in the U.S. have surged more than 500% during the pandemic and are the biggest contributors to rising costs at the grocery store, according to the White House. 

National Chicken Council president Mike Brown, meanwhile, called Biden's plan "a solution in search of a problem.”“ It’s time for the White House to stop playing chicken with our food system and stop using the meat industry as a scapegoat for the significant challenges facing our economy,” he wrote in a statement.

“This administration should be looking at the chicken industry as a model of success, instead of creating a boogeyman to justify an unnecessary and expensive foray into our meat supply.”  But just who are these meat suppliers and how have they come to dominate our farms, slaughterhouses, and grocery stores? 


THE GOUGERS OF FOOD — COMPANIES SCREWING YOU — 

JBS   Based in Brazil, is the world’s largest meat-processing company. In the third quarter of 2021, the company reported revenue of $17.7 billion, a year-over-year increase of 32%. In 2007, JBS entered the U.S. market by acquiring Swift & Co., the third-largest beef and pork processor at the time. Since then, JBS has acquired Smithfield’s beef business, Cargill’s pork business, and Pilgrim’s Pride, America’s second-largest poultry processor. 

But the company’s U.S. plants are some of the country's biggest polluters. They’ve been the subject of multiple lawsuits for anticompetitive behavioranimal crueltyenvironmental harm, and discrimination against Muslims

US subsidiaries of JBS received at least $62 million from Trump administration farm bailouts while their parent company was one of the biggest winners of Trump's trade war, signing nearly $13 billion in deals with China

In Brazil, the company has been accused of using cattle that illegally graze in and destroy the Amazon rain forest, and analysis shows that the company’s carbon footprint is nearly as big as the next three closest competitors combined.    JBS, meanwhile, has a number of lobbyists who focus on its interests with the USDA and a political action committee that has donated over $500,000 to candidates and causes, 90% went to the GOP.



Tyson Foods   Tyson is the world’s second-largest meat packer and America’s largest poultry producer.   In its fiscal year 2021, Tyson's sales of $47 billion increased 8.9% while volume of products decreased 2.8%. That’s likely because the average price it charged for its products grew 13%. That increase wasn't all due to higher operating costs, as the company's operating profit margin grew to 9.3% from 7% in fiscal year 2020.

Tyson, meanwhile, has been implicated in a number of recent scandals. The company limited employee breaks to the point where some processing plant workers were forced to wear diapers. It also faced a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company, along with others, engaged in a long-term price fixing scheme that cost average families the equivalent of $330 a year. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tyson reportedly incentivized sick workers to stay on the jobstonewalled health inspectors and agenciesunderreported positive COVID cases, and lied to interpreters who translate for non–English speaking employees about the dangers of the virus.  

Through all of this, the Federal Reserve bought Tyson bonds to help prop the company up and provide some financial aidThe company spent $1.3 million on lobbyists in 2020 and $514,000 on political donationsProducts were sold under many brands including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza, and Little Caesars.


Cargill and National Beef Packing  — Cargill is among the largest privately held US companies. It often markets and labels its turkey products sold under the Shady Brook Farms and Honeysuckle White brands as being raised by “ independent family farmers,” when, in fact, they come from its own corporate-controlled industrial farms.

Meanwhile, Marfrig Global Food, another  Brazilian company, owns the majority of National Beef Packing Co., based in Kansas City, Mo. Its parent company has been accused of human rights violations, knowingly destroying the Amazon rain forest, and other environmental violations.   Both companies are the subject of antitrust investigations into whether they artificially raised prices for American consumers. 



— This Is a Must Read — More Fake Food  — 


Fake Food IS A SHAM  — By Laura Reiley —  ST PETERSBURG TIMES  — 

The Restaurant’s Chalkboard makes claims as you enter from the valet parking lot.  At the hostess stand, a cheery board reads, “Welcome to local, farm-fresh Boca.”  With the tagline “ Local, simple and honest,

👉🏼 Boca Kitchen Bar Market was among the first wave of farm-to-table restaurants in Tampa Bay to make the assertion “ We use local products whenever possible.” I’ve reviewed the food.  My own words are right there on their website: “ Local, thoughtful and, most importantly, delicious.”

But I’ve been had, from the snapper down to the beef  — Brown butcher paper tops tables and lettuces grow along a wooden wall. In a small market case, I see canned goods from here and produce from somewhere.  Check the small print:  Blackberries from Mexico and Blueberries from California.The rest of the series is extensive… Lacking in food from local farmers — and Case studies. 

Restaurants that make false or inaccurate claims  —  Consumer guide.   How to tell if your ‘local’ food is actually local  —  Not so fast.  Chain and fast food restaurants market themselves as farm to table  —What’s the law?    Florida’s new Agricultural Sheriff  and the Commissioner reacts  —The whole article  —     
👉🏼  FAKE FOOD IS A SHAM - PART ONE 


👺   What Restaurants And CDC Can Do To Prevent Hepatitis A Outbreaks  —  

As of Nov. 9,2021, health officials in Roanoke, Virginia, confirmed a total of 50 primary cases and two secondary cases of hepatitis A linked to a hepatitis A positive food service employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s restaurants. Of those 52 cases, there have been at least 31 hospitalizations with one liver transplant, and unfortunately, three deaths.  Now Four. The chain is out of business. Closed permanently

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease that attacks the liver. It is also the only vaccine-preventable foodborne illness.  Hepatitis A vaccines are available and given out nationwide for free by local health departments, or at a cost of less than $100.  So why aren’t all food workers vaccinated against hepatitis A?  
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hepatitis A vaccines are safe and effective at preventing hepatitis A infections. Severe allergic reactions following vaccination are rare, and the common side effects are usually mild and last 1-2 days. 

An employer-mandated vaccine is considered a part of work, and thus, under most state laws, an adverse reaction would be covered by workers’ compensation. But, although injuries and illnesses from mandated vaccines are likely covered by the employer’s workers’ compensation policy, employers should check with their individual carriers.

When a vaccine is encouraged, but not mandated, however, coverage under workers’ compensation policies may not be available because any adverse reaction is unlikely to arise out of the employment. That does not necessarily mean that the employer would be held liable for any resulting injuries, however. 

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, “even if vaccination injury claims are not considered covered under workers’ compensation laws, an employee would need to demonstrate negligence on the part of the employer(.) . . . If FDA-approved vaccinations are administered by a third-party provider, it is difficult to see how a plaintiff would demonstrate such negligence.” 

👺   What are the CDC’s recommendations on vaccinating food workers?   For years, CDC officials have said that food handlers did not need hepatitis A vaccinations because outbreaks are rare and food workers are not at increased risk of infection because of their jobs. They pointed to plummeting rates of hepatitis A infections since the introduction in 1996 of a safe and effective vaccine.

But CDC missed the point. Granted, food service workers are not more at risk of getting hepatitis A because of their occupation, but they are a risk for spreading it to customers. Moreover, although the incidence of hepatitis A had decreased, reported cases have increased dramatically since 2016, when large person-to-person outbreaks began occurring.


👺   Organic Label Is Not A Guarantee Of Food Safety  —  The term organic is not a guarantee of food safety, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  Organic is a way to grow food following specific rules and guidelines, according to a document published by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Organic certification refers to a product made in line with certain standards throughout the production, handling, processing and marketing stages; it does not cover the characteristics of the finished item.

Such standards and regulations may differ between and among countries’ supply chains for regulating chemical use and other requirements for soil and water quality maintenance.  The agency says the aim of organic food is better incomes for small-scale farmers and increased food security, environmental benefits such as enhanced soil and water quality and biodiversity preservation, and improved animal welfare.


👺   Pesticide Use  —  The U.S. organic sector saw food sales hit $50.1 billion in 2019, up 4.6 percent from the previous year, according to the Organic Trade Association.

Organic agriculture is seen as a promising approach to address challenges raised by increasing demographics and urbanization as well as climate change. For consumers, this often translates into healthier, safer, tastier and more environmentally friendly foods, organic proponents contend.

Organic labels rely on rules that prohibit or limit use of some synthetic fertilizers and agrochemicals, which is attractive for consumers. Pesticides produced by plants are still used in organic agriculture, which at high dosages may have negative effects on human health. The major difference is the type of pesticides used. The document stated that conventional and organic farmers need to follow the same safety standards.



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6/06/2022